What's your experience in the industry working with / for a company managing more than $10M in capital? More precisely I'm interested in something, given my =~ 10 years job for a hedge fund that managed some $1B at a time (now it's down to half and it's software business isn't doing great either). I've been struggling in the last 12 years (including the last two since I no longer work in finance), to understand how real money are made and come up with if not over-the-top money making strategies, at least with highly profitable ones. Problem's I got ZERO support from my software developer colleagues, my teamleaders, project and product managers, their managers managers and the CEO. At best nobody gave a fuck, at worst they tried to foul me (as in football). So in 10 years working for various teams and projects at the same umbrella company, I never got the tiniest drop of support in what I saw as the uttermost important thing in this business: making money. I DID ask for approval on such R&D projects, to no avail. Colleagues didn't care, teamleader was afraid, project manager mocked me, product manager threatened me and CEO ignored me. So I did what I could and what creative developers always do when they're blocked from thinking at work (the general consensus in anyone except me seemed to be "we are here to work, not to think"). I worked at home. Which makes 9 hours + additional 2, 3, sometimes 12 (in weekends). Overall if you count just week days I think I manage to score an average of 12. Eventually I realized I'm getting closer and closer to becoming profitable as a money amplifier and at the same time I noticed the contract I was forced to sign (and threatened with firing when I initially refused to sign it as all the other drones), which stated that albeit they assume no responsibility for training or guidance, they still own anything that I may come up with and proves profitable, be it during or outside work hours. (That has an expiration time of 2 years for claiming it so I'm 100% safe now but nevertheless). Is this not just common, is this ubiquitous? I mean like, after 10 years of *financial* work experience, 15+ in general and coming back to finance, being a demonstrated high-achiever aiming (as in effort compared to the vast average), I can't even get an interview in 99% of the finance job posts I see and anyways, given what I know about the industry, I fail 100% of the offers. This is just a rant and I am fully aware if I'll eventually eat, it's gonna be entirely by my own hunting skills. Just curious if I'm like an outlier and everyone else (like at least 90%) are a fulminating success who got noticed early and in fact they didn't even had to coze they were already rocking on their own anyways.